Jason Robertson, Nick Robertson, and how it relates to gegenpressing and the false-9
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Nick Robertson did Nick Robertson things on Monday night.
In a 5-1 preseason win against the Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto Maple Leafs roster hopeful was chaos incarnate. A 5-foot-9 energy spinner on the wing that would have impressed any coach, even if he hadn’t added a trio of assists for good measure.
The 21-year-old forward hasn’t just created opportunity, he’s created the right opportunities throughout Toronto’s preseason. He’s capitalizing on a top-six lineup opening and is the hockey embodiment of Jurgen Klopp’s gegenpressing.
Meanwhile, back in Michigan, his brother was watching the game on television. Biding his time, waiting, while his contract with the Dallas Stars has still yet to be officially sorted.
Now, this isn’t a story dissecting Jason Robertson’s potential contract. The only update I can provide on that is Jason Robertson has continued to work out in Michigan, from people I’ve talked to, he hasn’t been overly anxious about the lack of a deal and has been content letting his agent, Pat Brisson, handle all elements of that discussion with Stars general manager Jim Nill.
This is a story, however, about the Robertson brothers, English soccer, and how the two relate when it comes to the future of the sport both this season and in the long run.
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